Hong Kong traders complain about ongoing issues with global shipping logistics and resulting disruptions on supply chains.
Hong Kong authorities reported a detection of COVID-19 virus on imported frozen cuttlefish from Malaysia. Detections were identified on the slice surface and its inner packaging during precautionary testing at the point of entry.
The Hong Kong government recently published a report on its second Food Consumption Survey which highlights local dietary preferences.
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China: China's Frozen French Fries Production Expands

China’s marketing year (MY) 2021/22 fresh potato production is forecast at 94 million metric tons (MMT), a 5 percent decrease over MY2020/21 primarily due to decreased acreage.
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Thailand: Thailand's Pet Food Market

Thailand’s pet food market experienced steady growth due to the rise of “pet humanisation” and an increasing cat population.
On July 28, 2021, the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) published a notice soliciting comments on "Further Regulating the Labeling and Marking of Infant and Young Children Formula Milk Powder Products (Draft for Solicitation of...
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Japan: Retail Foods

In 2020, the total value of all retail food and beverage (F&B) sales in Japan was $474.13 billion, a 1.5 percent increase over 2019 sales of $466.97 billion.
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Indonesia: Retail Foods

Social distancing measures related to COVID-19 are changing how Indonesian consumers shop, forcing retailers to seek more customers online and re-think store formats and location.
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Thailand: Retail Foods

This report gives an overview of Thailand’s food retail sector and current market updates. The food and beverage industry is one of the biggest retail segments in Thailand.
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Philippines: Retail Foods

The modernization of the Philippine retail sector continues its acceleration under COVID-19 restrictions, which have greatly shifted consumer buying habits to choose upscale vendors and online solutions.
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Singapore: Retail Foods

Singapore’s food retail sector is highly developed and competitive. The industry is comprised of a range of large supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, “mom and pop” traditional stores, and specialty retailers.
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New Zealand: Retail Foods

U.S. food and agricultural products have continued to prove popular in the New Zealand market, and in 2020 the value of these products was US$ 575 million, US$ 407 million of which were consumer-oriented products.